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good morning, america. this morning, breaking overnight, monster storms ravage the southwest and midwest, leaving multiple people dead, including an infant. this big rig blown right over, killing the driver. and the northeast is now in its crosshairs, bracing for more tornadoes. our ginger zee is tracking it all. big hit. look at this. a tractor-trailer slamming into a state trooper. there he is, stumbling to the guardrail. how did he survive? and did they catch the driver? too heavy for tennis? he is the top-ranked junior tennis player in the u.s. but why did the governing body tell her she was too out of shape to play? she speaks out this morning. and going gangnam.
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it's the dance craze now sweeping america. but how did this silly horse riding gig get these guys hired? good morning, everybody. the three of us are trying to imagine a world in which we could will our limbs into doing this dance, gangnam style. it's a korean import, taking the country by storm. now, 14 people have been fired as a result of this dance. we'll tell you why, coming up. >> i'm not going to attempt to do that dance. not too many are dancing after yesterday's jobs report. we may be at a critical point in the election. the job numbers two months go before election day. will this slow any of the momentum the president may get out of his convention. only 96,000 jobs. >> not good news for the economy. not good news for the president.
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a frantic scramble with a fatal virus lurking in yosemite national park. a third person has just died. and now, tens of thousands of tourists who visited are being warned they might be at risk. how did park officials not catch this sooner? >> so many anxious people across the country now. and remember these photos? this is the actress kristin chenoweth, after an accident on the set of a tv show. she's finally made her first appearance to talk about the accident. and it turns out, it was a lot worse than we knew. >> and we hope that being picked up by michael strahan was healing for her. we start with ferocious storms in several parts of america. killing five people and, sadly, an infant. and look at this. a big rig knocked dover by the high winds. the storm is barreling towards the heavily-populated northeastern part of the country, where it could bring twisters. ginger zee is in college station, texas, this morning. ginger, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning,
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everyone. i want to start with how many severe weather reports there were. more than 300 from oklahoma to upstate new york. many of them with damaging wind reports. some, deadly. the storms were huge. and they were powerful. 84-mile-per-hour gusts, whipped through oklahoma. three people were killed when this mobile home was torn to shreds. including an infant. their bodies found in a creek nearby. >> the residents just back to the east of us here, was probably hardest hit. it was totally destroyed. >> reporter: and look at this. this big rig, driving down the highway, blown right over by the wind. the driver, killed. across the midwest, the storm dumped up to five inches of rain. look at the pounding missouri took. and in arizona, the heavy rains aren't letting up. a constant monsoonal flow. one woman drowned when she was swept away. arizona grappling with weather
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extremes. a day before, this giant sandstorm, known as a haboob, went through the state. the whole system is pushing east. and i have the answer for you. anywhere from the carolinas up to maine, needs to be on alert later this afternoon and this evening, especially. we'll have late morning and early afternoon hours, too. there's a slight and moderate risk, moderate takes it up to that next level. and there's one reason. you'll have the damaging wind again, 70-mile-per-hour-plus. you'll have the damaging hail. you'll also have isolated tornadoes. look at the spots included there. springfield, albany, new york, and northern new jersey, northeastern pennsylvania, all in that tornado threat area. i'll talk about that coming up, with all of the weather, too. we're going to turn, now, to the weak new jobs report, showing that just 96,000 jobs were added in the month of august. although the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1%, it's because
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nearly 400,000 people just stopped looking for work. president obama and mitt romney, furiously spinning those numbers, knowing this is the issue that will likely decide the election. "your voice, your vote." and we'll hear from abc's reena ninan, covering the romney campaign in a moment. but first, abc's david kerley is at the white house. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. flat. disappointing. someone called it a dismal jobs report. and it has the president asking for more time. the president bounded on to a stage in new hampshire, less than 12 hours after accepting his nomination, trying to put the most positive spin he could on those disappointing jobs numbers. >> after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business, once again, added jobs for the 30th month in a row. >> reporter: true. still, 23 million americans are unemployed. and the president acknowledges all the frustration. >> that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs, faster. >> reporter: and that is part of
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a new narrative, which the president introduced in his acceptance speech. pleading for patience. >> yes, our path is harder. but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer. but we travel it together. >> reporter: selling his path, even though the jobs numbers play right into the hands of the republicans. so, mr. obama continues to claim the republican plans are old, tired, and not the prescription for the economy. >> tax cuts. tax cuts. gut some regulations. and oh, more tax cuts. tax cuts, when times are good. tax cuts when times are bad. it will cure anything, according to them. i'm reena ninan. it was a sucker-punch aimed directly where the obama campaign hurts the most. >> jobs numbers. >> unemployment rate. >> reporter: without hesitation, romney pouncing on the new
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unemployment numbers. >> i know how to get the private sector to create 12 million new jobs. >> reporter: mitt romney and paul ryan, convincing americans a vote for obama won't make them or their pocketbooks better off. >> for every person who got a job, nearly four people stop looked for a job. they gave up. we can't keep doing this. >> reporter: hoping that history might repeat itself, with presidential incumbents like ford, carter and bush in '92, failed to convince voters with similar economic woes, why the country was better off with them. >> here in colorado, we're not better off under president obama. >> reporter: and knowing the economy's unlikely to bounce back by november, on friday, the campaign released 15 new ads, targeting 8 states, explaining how mitt romney plans to help. >> the romney plan, foster innovation, and create over 200,000 new jobs.
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>> reena and david join us live now. why does the romney camp release so many ads now? >> reporter: focus now is on intense key battleground states. and romney is likely to make history this election cycle. becoming the first challenger to outspend a sitting president. >> and, david, how worried are the administration about losing the bounced that hay had from the convention. >> reporter: they're waiting for the next polls to come out after both conventions. look for the president over the next couple of weeks, before the debates, to be out in the battleground states, asking voters to go vote early. they'd like to bank as many votes as possible. they think they have the momentum right now. >> we finally heard from clint eastwood after that empty chair speech. what did he say about that? >> reporter: he said he came up
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with the idea just minutes before he went on stage. and, bianna, he said it was mission accomplished for his job at the republican national convention. >> well, people are still talking about it. i guess he has a point there. reea and david, thank you so much. and congressman paul ryan joins george stephanopoulos tomorrow on "this week." we're going to turn to ron claiborne with the other top stories developing. >> good morning. we begin with an arrest on the fake bomb threat that forced a plane to turn around and land in philadelphia. kenneth smith jr. was charged with making a false threat, after admitting that he phoned police and told them that a passenger on the flight had liquid explosives. smith was trying to get revenge on his new girlfriend's ex, the passenger he said had the explosi explosives, because he posted compromising photos of her on facebook. one of arnold
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schwarzenegger's last moves as governor of california, reduced the manslaughter sentence for the son of a political ally. schwarzenegger cut his sentence from 16 years to 7 years. and four nfl players suspended for their roles in the new orleans saints pay for pain bounty scandal have been reinstated. an appeals panel found the commissioner did not have the authority to impose the suspensions. but the players could be suspended again, if the league shows there was an intent to injure other players. and look at this terrifying video. a maryland state trooper, nearly run over by a tractor-trailer after pulling over an suv. you see the trooper stumble to the guardrail. the accident happened back in june. but state police in maryland just released the video. the trooper is still recovering from shoulder, back and leg injuries. the truck driver was fined $100 for negligent driving. and finally, a bear in ohio
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has attracted quite a following. a black bear that spent part of the day in a tree. dan likes that. still managing to elude animal control officials. the bear has been spotted all over northeastern ohio and has his own twitter account. >> of course he does. >> like me. with more than 1,700 followers. the bear doesn't really have a twitter account. >> it's a sorry state of affairs, when the bear has a twitter account, and ron claiborne -- >> the bear and i will share a twitter account. >> thank you, ron. now, to one of the most beautiful places in this country, where a fatal virus is spreading this morning, a virus that has killed a third person. and scientists are scrambling to warn tens of thousands of others who visited yosemite national park. john muller is on the story. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this has gone global. the u.s. authorities have sent
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warnings that citizens may have been exposed to a deadly virus with no cure. thousands across the u.s., also being warned. throughout the park, warnings posted. park rangers flagging motorists as they enter. but the greatest danger is for those who already left yosemite. tens of thousands now at risk. >> this is possibly the greatest which has occurred, certainly, in the united states, that i'm aware of. >> reporter: so far, eight people have come down with the hantavirus. three of them have died in states as far flung as california, pennsylvania and west virginia. and there could be more cases as far away as france. the main outbreak traced to the popular curry village campsite, where rhodens burroed into tents. now, a second site. warnings like these went out to 10,000 people who visited curry village since june. late this week, notices went out to an additional 19 visitors at tuolome visitors. 29,000 park visitors in all, all
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being warned about the hantavirus symptoms. they include fever, fatigue, and chills at first. they give way to coughing, breathing problems as the lungs filled with fluid. >> i had a mouse run across my head. scared me pretty good. >> the only way for someone to contract hantavirus, is to breathe in particles of mouse feces and fluid. >> reporter: it's easy to think the initial symptoms are a common flu. while there's no cure, early detection, as well as supervision, when a life is on the line. new worries this morning about prince harry in afghanistan. the last time he was deployed, you may remember, he was a big secret. this time, though, they've announced it beforehand. what's more, he's arriving at an especially dangerous time. and he's on a taliban hit list.
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how are they going to keep him safe? muhammad lila is in kabul this morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. you remember the last time the prince was here, his deployment was cut short when it was leaked on the internet. this time around, british officials have announced his visit. and that makes him a target. right now, the prince is in helmand province, one of the most dangerous places on the planet. among a huge upsurge of insider attacks, when afghan soldiers turn their weapons on coalition partners. >> real worry is that somebody tries to infiltrate on the base. someone appearing as a civilian worker on the base. >> reporter: to protect against that, harry is staying at one of the most fortified bases in the country, with no contact with afghan soldiers. for four months, prince harry, or captain wales, as he's known, is giving up his lifestyle for this, an apache attack helicopter. >> he is right in the thick of it. he is doing the most important
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job of any helicopter pilot in the coalition can do in afghanistan. >> reporter: that mission comes with serious risk. in the past month alone, four coalition helicopters have crashed, killing 15 foreign troops. the taliban claimed to have shot them all down. >> there's always a danger of being brought down. >> reporter: but the prince is no stranger to life on the edge. his recent late-night romp in vegas, may have made him the people's prince. following a rash of pictures online of soldiers, showing support and everything else. >> he's a soldier first, and a prince second. when he's a prince, he works in that, as we saw a few days ago at a charity event. but he's a soldier. he volunteered for the army. he volunteered to fly apache helicopters. >> reporter: the prince will be serving alongside some of the very soldiers who gave him those cheeky salutes. he is expected to take to the
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air on his first mission some time in the next ten days. dan? bianna? from afghanistan, we move to a different date line. we're going to college station, texas, and meteorologist, ginger zee. you're going to tell us, ginger, why you're there, right? >> yes. i'm going to tell you. it is "college gameday." we're at texas a&m. are you excited? you have no idea how many people are here this early in the morning. look at the crowd right now. all the way down. i cannot believe they are up and staying up for this game. i have a question. i hear i have to say kick 'em aggies. what does that mean? >> that's a saying that goes back from tcu. >> so, gig 'em. let's get right to the forecast. our partners at espn have their big show here. and it is florida versus texas a&m. look at the frost here. decreasing clouds. it will be windy, much more than
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it has been. 88 degrees. let's check out the rest of the maps. we need to talk about weather in the tropics, leslie, michael and the remnants of isaac. leslie will eventually get to nova scotia. that would mean rip current possibilities up and down the east coast. i want to leave you with a map of the monsoonal flow in the southwest. they've been having troubles. 101, palm springs. that's in the back of a high-pressure system.
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>> everything here in texas is a little bit different. the food, the fashion, and now, the speed. texas about to be home to the fastest road in america. check it out. in texas, they say everything is bigger and better. from briskets, to cowboy boots. and now, the lone star state is fastest, too. behind this construction zone lies what will be the fastest highway in america. 41 miles of open road just south of austin. a blazing 85 miles per hour. >> honestly, i think it's a good idea. people go over the speed limit anyways. >> if you can drive, then it's not a bad thing. >> reporter: this texas highway is poised to surpass speeds only
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seen on germany's auto bonn. the motorists are ready for the extra mphs. >> i have family in san antonio, yeah. the faster, the better. >> reporter: we are driving here in texas. and many of the highways already have a speed limit of 80 miles per hour, higher than most of the nation, where it tops out at 75. not everyone is looking forward to this extra speed, though. a 2009 report found that when speed limits are raised, accidents go up by 9.1%. and for 1 10-year stretch, there was 12,000 more accidents on the highways. >> when does it go to 90? talk to me when it's at 90. >> we know we're going to have great weather here in texas at texas a&m. i have to know the forecast for who's going to win. >> aggies. >> i don't know, i can't make
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that out. they're saying texas a&m. i love this. dan and bianna? >> you're making me homesick. i should say texas a&m, perfectly fine school. except my alma mater, about an hour away, u.c. austin. in a&m, they say gig 'em. we say hook 'em. i have to shoutout to my brethren at austin. kristin chenoweth was on tv friday morning. she spoke out for the first time since suffering a dramatic head injury two months ago on the set of "the good wives." and on "live with kelly and michael," she reveals the accident was a lot worse than we thought. eight weeks after the accident that left kristin chenoweth strapped to a stretcher, she's finally talking about it. you'd never know from her bubbly demeanor on "kelly and michael" yesterday, that chenoweth is dealing with major medical
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issues from this accident, on the set of "the good wife," in july. >> it's attached to metal rods. that fell. and it hit me, knocked me out. knocked me in the face and slammed me on the ground. >> reporter: chenoweth was unable to return to "the good wife," as a result of her injuries. and she is still feeling the effects today. >> my head was hit on the back of a curve. i had a skull fracture. a rib issue. and a neck issue. and a hip -- i'm issue-ridden. >> did the injury affect your memory? your speech? your energy level or anything like that? >> i couldn't really form a sentence very well after it happened. i'm a queen of multitasking. i'm not so good at it right now. i'll be, like, oh, mom, are you talking on the thing that you push, the -- the phone? yeah. >> you've turned into my
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father-in-law. >> reporter: it's safety-first for chenoweth, who has to wear a neck brace for simple stunts like this. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: all the while, chenoweth remained positive. >> there's pain and issues. but i feel blessed and lucky and grateful because it could have been a lot worse. >> i wonder if michael strahan is going to pick up every guest on the show. >> it's written into his contract. we wish her all the best in her recovery. coming up here on the broadcast, the clash of the titans. the ugly trial. the billionaire casino mogul, versus the girls gone wild han cho honcho. the vegas man rips into his opponent outside the courtroom. plus, too heavy to play? the top junior tennis player told to sit out of the udz open because organizers say she was out of shape. she speaks out this morning. and her back-to-school happy
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i can honestly say this was the scariest moment of my life. for some reason, i let ginger zee talk me into going skydiving with her. and these are the terrifying moments, leaning out to our jump from more than 13,000 feet. did we do it? well, clearly, we did do it. >> you double did it. >> we're going to have much more on this adventure tomorrow morning. incidentally, ron and dan baby sat my son. >> neither of us had changed a diaper before. >> but we have now. >> they came in to help. we'll bring you that story tomorrow. good morning, everybody. i'm bianna golodryga. >> i'm dan harris.
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this is saturday, september 8th. even though she's being called the next serena williams, this young woman was asked to skip the u.s. open, one of the premiere events in all of tennis. the reason, her weight. should it matter if she's winning? we're going to talk to her coming up. and the spoofs keep on coming for the biggest viral hit of the summer. the korean pop song, "gangnam style." why did these lifeguards get fired for theirs. we'll tell you their story, coming up. >> 14 people fired as a result of "gangnam style." we're going to start this half hour with the tirade outside of the courtroom, launched by the casino tycoon, steve wynn. wynn is locked in a nasty lawsuit with the creators of "girls gone wild," joe francis, on the left of your screen there. and the jury now has the case. and abc's john schriffen has been following this story every step of the way.
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good morning, sir. >> reporter: these two have been feuding publicly for for than three years now. it was no surprise when the trial turned ugly, with both businessmen hurling insults at each other. now, wynn wants to hurt francis where it hurts, in his wallet. this ugly trial, now getting uglier, with respected vegas billionaire, hotel mogul, ripping into joe francis outside of court. >> it's hard to believe that anybody sitting in that room could come to any other conclusion than joe francis is a liar. that joe francis is a desperate, out-of-control, vicious guy. >> reporter: the case is now in the hands of a los angeles jury. the question? did wynn really threatening to kill "girls gone wild" founder, joe francis? or is francis making it all up? in closing arguments, both sides make their case. >> steve wynn threatens to kill joe francis. >> the plaintiff has not met the burp. >> reporter: in 2010, francis
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says that wynn sent an e-mail to quincy jones. saying he should be wired for his life were not paying off a $2 million bill at one of his casinos. in an interview with abc news, francis describes that e-mail. >> he was going to hit me in the back of the head with a shovel and bury me in the desert. >> reporter: when jones took the stand on thursday, he told a different story. >> did you ever hear steve wynn threaten to kill joe francis? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: and in a surprise twist, wynn is now suing francis for $4 million over that statement he made to "good morning america." >> he was going to hit me in the back of the head. >> reporter: claiming in the internet age, the interview can be played over and over, further hurting his reputation. >> how many customers say, wait a minute. i'm not going to get credit at the wynn. if that's the kind of tactics
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they use to collect. >> without the threatening e-mail, he may end up on the losing side of this particular case. >> reporter: interestingly, legal expert dana cole says this isn't an open-and-shut case. this could be two rich guys wasting our time. that could lead to a hung jury. we'll find out when the jury comes back on monday. >> thank you very much. time, now, to check the other headlines this morning. for that, we go to expert diaper changer, ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. powerful storms in the southwest and midwest have left at least five people dead. 85-mile-per-hour gusts of winds killed three people in oklahoma and toppled this big rig in oklahoma. and jesse jackson jr. could be back at work on monday, following a lengthy leave of absence. jackson is back home in washington after being treated for depression at the mayo clinic. he went on medical leave back in june. and the first man to walk on the moon will be buried at sea.
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neil armstrong was a navy fighter pilot before joining the space program. a public memorial service for armstrong will be held in washington, d.c. and that is on thursday. and finally, this is an interesting one. a chinese mother has come up with a bizarre way to tell her quadruplets apart. shave the numbers one through four, on their head. they look alike. but she has trouble knowing who is who. that is ingenious or weird or something. >> how do you say scarred for life in mandarin? >> we'll bring that to you tomorrow. time, now, for the weather and ginger zee, who is in college station, down in texas. >> ron, you know it is so early here. but it doesn't matter. my boots are gator skin. we're here for "college
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gameday." we have to start with the weather. we have a slight risk, moderate risk of isolated tornadoes possible in the heart of it there. a look at the next graphic will show you. a cooldown. much cooler. it feels like autumn there in the great lakes. let's leave it with a fly across the nation. you guys are a great, loud crowd. >> this weather report brought to you by citibank. i have to say a big thank you to our partners at espn for having us. they have "college gameday" right here from texas a&m, with
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this wonderful crowd. still have to tune in to watch that. thanks for having us. i can't wait to see this game. let's get back to new york and the studio. >> thank you, ginger. coming up here on the broadcast, not slim enough for the slam. a top young tennis player is told she is too heavy to play in the u.s. open. is weight more important than winning? we're going to hear from the prodigy after the break. and why is this mother doing what she calls a happy dance? and how do her kids feel about it? they're probably a little embarrassed. find out coming up. embarrassed. find out coming up. stay here. g. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card.
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coaches thought she should sit out one of the biggest tournaments of the year. this number one-ranked junior tennis player in the world said she was told she shouldn't compete in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association said she needed to slim down and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me they felt i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother, sheila, says the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her finance level. >> i do more conditioning, more so than a specific number for my weight. >> reporter: so, she paid her own way to the tournament, where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and won her juniors doubles match friday. now, advancing to the finals. >> the reality is, there's a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis. if you look at lindsay davenport. if you look at serena williams,
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those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes, who achieve greatness. >> reporter: but patrick mcenroe, head of us ta's player development, tells abc the u.s. open was never off limits to taylor. they suggested she take a pass after she struggled with her game this summer. no one tournament is bigger 2457b a player's career, especially when the player is 16. taylor continues to be one of our best prospects. and our goal is her long-term development. the association is saying it will reimburse townsend for u.s. open expenses. and taylor is eager to put the incident behind her. >> i think it will pass because, you know, i think we all have a common goal here. i want to do well. >> the bottom line is, taylor wants to play tennis. and to become the best player that she can be. >> reporter: and tennis fans certainly aren't watching her weight, but rather, her rise to the top of the game. and tailer will be playing for the junior doubles championship
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january. and a lot of parents are happy to see summer has gom to an end. and school has begun. perhaps this mother, though, a little too happy, perhaps more than others. take a look at this massachusetts mom, as she does a happy dance, as she's sending her sons off to their school day. yeah. look at her go. i mean, i suppose if you have kids, you know the feeling. but speaking of, what about the kids? are her sons embarrassed? >> did you see them run to that car? yeah. >> emotionally scarred, no doubt. >> they love it. they come home from school that day, and say, can we see your video? i don't even practice the dance before i do it. i just hear the music and my body does what it does. >> wow. i would be mortified in that case. seriously. >> my favorite part is the boston accent. i love it. i hear the music. >> isn't that cool? >> it is wicked cool. now, for many people the
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song of the summer wasn't "call me maybe." in stead, the smash hit by korean pop star, psy. look at this one. it's by a bunch of lifeguards in a pool at a l.a. summer. but the video landed them in hot water. lifeguards were fired for making it because they didn't have purr mission to use city property. they were off the clock, on break. >> that doesn't sound fair, does it? >> no. >> they're having a little fun. >> someone like lara spencer can do this dance well. >> she did it quite well on "gma" friday morning. >> come on, everybody. >> wow. >> that is impressive. we'll be right back with more lara and the "gangnam style." more lara and the "gangnam style." keep it here. why use temporarts when you can prevent the acid that's causing it with prevacid24hr.
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